The X Store Holiday Hours

For many years The X Store has been a great way for fans, parents, and students of Rhythm X, Inc. to get their own Rhythm X swag and to support Rhythm X, Inc. at the same time. Thank you for your patronage!

We want to let everyone know that starting today, purchases made on The X Store will not arrive in time for Christmas. Our volunteer fulfilment staff has been working day and night to fulfill a trove of orders and we thank them!

Again - thank you for supporting Rhythm X, Inc. Your purchases on The X Store help keep our programs alive!

Rhythm X Alumni Helps Reach Spaceflight Milestone

At Rhythm X, Inc. we're no strangers to alumni doing amazing things, and it's no secret that musicians tend to be highly-dedicated, intelligent, and shoot-for-the-moon type people. We're really proud of our alumni - and we have an awesome list called The X Numbers to prove it. 

Jules Scogna (#196), second from right, poses with other marimba players after Rhythm X won the PIW Gold Medal in 2009.

Jules Scogna can be found on that list at #196. Today he's a pretty proud guy, having just successfully landed the first reusable rocket launched into space. Jules is an employee at Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company led by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.


Jules posted about his accomplishment on Facebook:

From Jules Scogna's Facebook Timeline

From Jules Scogna's Facebook Timeline

Blue Origin posted a video of the event on their YouTube channel:

Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas.

Introducing the 2015 Rhythm SeXy Tee!

You've waited all year and now it's here!

The Rhythm SeXy shirt is available for purchase on Thursday, April 9th at the WGI World Championships EXPO tent. They usually sell out before World Class finals on Saturday. We've ordered even more than last year, so if there are any left by the end of the Winds World Championships on Sunday, we'll put them online for sale on The X Store

The shirts are $20 for crew neck and $25 for v-neck. They feature premium ring-spun cotton in a modern athletic fit. 

Can't be in Dayton? Have a friend grab you one - they go fast!

WGI Winds World Championship Registration Extended

If you haven't registered your WGI Winds group for the World Championship here's good news. WGI has extended the registration period to allow for more entries! We'll be there and so should you.

From a WGI email:

Winds World Championship

In order to accommodate winds groups who are completely new to the WGI Sport of the Arts Event Registration process, we have extended the deadline for entry into Winds World Championships until Friday, February 13th at 12:00 midnight.

Also, to clarify the Winds World Championship policy: In the inaugural year of WGI Winds if there are less than 30 groups registered for World Championships, no matter what class, all groups will compete in finals on Sunday, April 12th.  We currently have 18 groups registered, and have put a cap for a maximum of 25 entries for this year.

Winds Prelims will be held on Saturday, April 11th between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Finals will be held on April 12th starting at 9:00 a.m. with a full retreat finale ending no later than 4:00 p.m.

If you have not obtained a username and password with WGI, you must first complete the New Member Registration form found on our website (www.wgi.org), selecting Winds, then select MANAGEMENT and then 2015 REGISTRATION.  From there you will select the New Member Form.  You will be sent a username and password providing access to the Directors Only Website.

At this point you can find the Event Registration form as well as information relating to your group and a wealth of other information by logging into the Directors Only Website.  Following is a video to help you navigate the Directors Only website.
If you have any questions, please contact Judy Bollman, Participant Relation Manager at 937-247-5919 extension 301.